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STAY IN A THOUSAND YEAR OLD KASBAH IN A MOROCCAN DESERT OASIS

[SKOURA, MOROCCO] — “Welcome to Dar Ahlam. Our goal is to redefine the hotel experience. There is no Reception. No restaurant. No keys. No hours. No menus. No itinerary. Just surprises. When you are hungry, just show up at any time and we will take you to a different place we’ve arranged for you.” And that is how it started. And that’s how I was introduced by “Flo” (Florent) who runs the very remote and very exclusive Dar Ahlam kasbah in the oasis town of Skoura, in southern Morocco. Okay, this trip….ummmm, I really splashed out on…because it is the Sahara and what better place to go all-in? And Abercrombie & Kent is the one to go with, they arranged everything, from pickup at the airport

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MORE COLORS OF ROCK THAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN

[PURMAMARCA, ARGENTINA] — Right on the Salta/Jujuy provincial borders are two must see stops: the dusty Andean town of Purmamarca and just around the corner, the incredible Camino de los Colorado, a two mile amusement ride of colors that wrap around behind Purmamarca. Stop in for a lunch in town, dominated by the stratified colors of the Hill of the Seven Colors — you’ll see why they named it that.  When I read about this place in the NYTimes, I knew I had to go there. You should, too. Here’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal about Salta. Where else can you read a unanimous fivce-star rating on TripAdvisor?? Here’s an overly long video that brings to life the geography of Salta:

DRIVING LEGENDARY RUTA 40 DOWN THE SPINE OF ARGENTINA

A pictorial highlight of driving the treacherous Ruta 40 from Cachi to Molinas in Salta Argentina

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